Yuki Murai

Post-doctoral Researcher




The sensory information available for organisms is sometimes too noisy and impoverished to perceive the world as stable and to make appropriate decisions. I’m interested in how the visual system compensates for such a noisy sensory input to establish continuous and coherent representations of the outer world.


I received a PhD in Cognitive and Behavioral Science from the University of Tokyo in 2017. I joined the Whitney lab in April 2017 and now work as a JSPS superlative postdoctoral fellow.

Murai Y. & Whitney, D. (2021).
Serial dependence revealed in history-dependent perceptual templates.
Current Biology.
Wang, Z., Murai Y., & Whitney, D. (2020).
Idiosyncratic perception: a link between acuity, perceived position and apparent size.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Murai, Y. & Yotsumoto, Y. (2018).
Optimal multisensory integration leads to optimal time estimation.
Scientific Reports, 8, 13068
Shima, S., Murai, Y., Yuasa, K., Hashimoto, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2018).
Periodic fluctuation of perceived duration.
i-Perception, 9(2):2041669518760625
Honma, M., Murai, Y., Shima, S., Yotsumoto, Y., Kuroda, T., Futamura, A., Shiromaru, A.,
Murakami, I., & Kawamura, M.
Spatial distortion related to time compression during spatiotemporal production in Parkinson's disease.
Neuropsychologia, 102, 61-91
Murai, Y., & Murakami, I. (2016).
The flash-lag effect and the flash-drag effect in the same display.
Journal of Vision, 16(11):31, 1-14.
Murai, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016).
Timescale- and modality-dependency of the central tendency of time perception.
PLoS ONE, 11(7): e0158921.
Murai, Y., Whitaker, D., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016).
The centralized and distributed nature of adaptation-induced misjudgments of time.
Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 8, 117-123.
Shima, S., Murai, Y., Hashimoto, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016).
Duration adaptation occurs across the sub- and supra-second systems.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7:114.
Murai, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016).
Context-dependent neural modulations in the perception of duration.
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:12.